Studies involving twins have covered just about every aspect of health and medical research in Australia.
The variety of studies are extraordinary and include: asthma, autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, anxiety, depression, osteoporosis, dementia, male infertility, premenstrual tension, endometriosis, back pain, epilepsy, diabetes, teeth, heart disease, cancer, diet and stress, tobacco and alcohol use, eating disorders, myopia and blindness, glaucoma, reading ability, growing pains, and transition to school.
Explore findings in the drop-downs below. You may also wish to explore TRA data available here.
Findings by topic area
Here we highlight some of the recent results from research studies involving TRA and how twins are making a difference.
- Adult Macular Degeneration (AMD), Glaucoma and Myopia study
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (Junior study)
- Diabetes and Dementia
- Discussion paper: multiple perspectives
- Emotional Wellbeing Project
- Friendship, Behaviour and Transition to School Study
- Genetics of Cannabis Use in Australia
- Genetic and Environmental Factors in Invasive Cervical Cancer: a Twin Study
- Growing Pains
- Impact of Folic Acid on Perinatal Outcome of Twins
- Low Back Pain
- Molecular Genetics of Inattention Study
- Naplan Study
- Older Australian Twins Study
- Tooth Emergence
- Twins and Sisters Mammographic Density Study
Please note, this list does not represent all findings from TRA studies and was last updated in 2018.
To date, Twins Research Australia has been utilised by 120 researchers to conduct more than 245 studies and has produced in excess of 1134 publications across a great range of medical and scientific disciplines.
Our total figures are: 10 books, 69 book sections, 1101 journal articles and 19 theses. These can be viewed via the links below:
You can also view publications from previous years as follows:
- 2021 publications
- 2020 publications
- 2019 publications
- 2018 publications
- 2017 publications
- 2016 publications
- 2015 publications
- 2014 publications
- 2013 publications
- 2012 publications
- 2011 publications
- 2010 publications
- 2009 publications
- 2008 publications
- 2007 publications
Please note, any publications arising from projects using the facilities of Twins Research Australia should acknowledge TRA. We ask for the following wording:
“This research was facilitated through access to Twins Research Australia, a national resource administered by the University of Melbourne. Twins Research Australia has received continuous funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) since 1981, most recently through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (2015-2022).”